Defiant South Tipperary householders will bin their Irish water bills on Saturday in a further public show of protest to the introduction of water charges.
The first Irish Water bills will arrive in the post this morning (Wednesday) and the opposition to water charges will be demonstrated again in Carrick on Suir on Saturday with the binning of the bills.
Irish Water is rolling out the issuing of bills on a phased basis over the next eight weeks. The anti water charges group in Carrick on Suir, the scene of a number of well attended water charge protest marches, has called on the public to come out in force to send out a strong message to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly in his own constituency.
“We are calling on the South Tipperary public to stand with us and bin these unwanted and unjust bills,” said Eddie Reade of the Carrick on Suir anti water charges group.
Members of the public are asked to meet in the Castle Field for 2pm on Saturday.
From there they will march to the town hall where facilities will be in place for the public to bin their bills.
“We know that despite Irish Water’s continued spin and tall tales regarding “customers” signing up, the majority of people remain totally opposed to paying for water a third time and we will be showing this to be the case on Saturday,” said Mr Reade.
In Clonmel the opposition to water charges will be spearheaded by a newly elected Right2Water group which was elected after two well attended public meetings in the town recently.